Project on Government Oversight Founded in
1981, POGO originally worked to expose
outrageously overpriced military spending on items
such as a $7,600 coffee maker and a $436 hammer.
In 1990, after many successes reforming military
spending, including a Pentagon spending freeze at
the height of the Cold War, POGO decided to
expand its mandate and investigate waste, fraud,
and abuse throughout the federal government.   
nonprofits, and the media.
The Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) is one of the 13 major
operating components of the Department of Health
and Human Services (HHS).
National Counterterrorism Center  The National
Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) was established by
Presidential Executive Order 13354 in August 2004,
and codified by the Intelligence Reform and
Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (IRTPA).
Federal Bureau of Investigation Today, the FBI
is part of a vast national and international campaign
dedicated to defeating terrorism. Working
hand-in-hand with partners in law enforcement,
intelligence, the military, and diplomatic circles,  our
job is to neutralize terrorist cells and operatives
here in the U.S. and to help dismantle terrorist
networks worldwide.
CATO Institute Since the September 11 attacks on
New York and Washington, Cato Institute scholars
have published a series of articles examining various
issues, ranging from military strategy to civil
liberties to the economic and political impact of the
FEMA has more than 2,600 full time employees.
They work at FEMA headquarters in Washington
D.C., at regional and area offices across the
country, the Mount Weather Emergency Operations
Center, and the National Emergency Training Center
in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
The Federation of American Scientists (FAS)
was formed in 1945 by atomic scientists from the
Manhattan Project who felt that scientists,
engineers and other innovators had an ethical
obligation to bring their knowledge and experience
to bear on critical national decisions, especially
pertaining to the technology they unleashed - the
Atomic Bomb.
International Policy Institute for
Counter-Terrorism (ICT) Founded in 1996, the
International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism
(ICT) is the leading academic institute for
counter-terrorism in the world, facilitating
international cooperation in the global struggle
against terrorism.
EmergencyManagementDegree.com  was
prepared by Audrey Banks in 2011 with the intent
to help students who are interested in taking up a
course in emergency management and disaster
HomelandSecurityDegree.org  Homeland Security
Degree was created by Carl Francis. There are many
people who have a passion for Homeland Security
like myself, and I have created this site to help
those looking for a career get started.
BJ Smith Consulting is Boston-based and offers
on-site antiterrorism and counterterrorism training
throughout the northeastern US and beyond.
Henley-Putnam University  Henley-Putnam
University is a leading educational institution in the
field of Strategic Security. Henley-Putnam's degrees
in Intelligence, Protection, and Terrorism and
Counterterrorism Studies prepare law enforcement,
military, intelligence community, and private industry
professionals with the network, skills, and insights
to advance in their careers and protect the future.
9-11 Commission The National Commission on
Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, an
independent, bipartisan commission created by
congressional legislation and the signature of
President George W. Bush in late 2002, is chartered
to prepare a full and complete account of the
circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001
terrorist attacks, including preparedness for and the
immediate response to the attacks. The
Commission is also mandated to provide
recommendations designed to guard against future
Department of Homeland Security The National
Strategy for Homeland Security and the Homeland
Security Act of 2002 served to mobilize and
organize our nation to secure the homeland from
terrorist attacks.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization ((NATO) The
Alliances 1999 Strategic Concept already identified
terrorism as one of the risks affecting NATOs
RAND Corporation For over 30 years, RAND has
been a world leader in terrorism research and
Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) The
Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) strives to
combat the spread of weapons of mass destruction
(WMD) by training the next generation of
nonproliferation specialists and disseminating timely
information and analysis.
Resource Links
A Military Guide to Terrorism in the
Twenty-First Century The handbook is a high
level terrorism primer that includes an overview of
the history of terrorism, descriptions of terrorist
behaviors and motivations, a review of terrorist
group organizations, and the threat posed to our
forces, both in the United States and overseas.

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